Investigations and Analysis
This report was prepared by the Majority staff of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. It is a follow-up to a February 2007 hearing that examined the pivotal event of the Iraq War in which four Blackwater USA security contractors were ambushed and killed in Fallujah while escorting a convoy. After the hearing, the Committee investigated what actually happened in Fallujah and whether Blackwater approached its security duties responsibly. This report details the findings of the investigation.
This memo was circulated to members of the Hosue Committee on Government and Oversight Reform in advance of an on October 2, 2007 hearing entitled, Blackwater USA: Private Military Contractor Activity in Iraq and Afghanistan. The memo provided Committee members with additional information about Blackwaters work for the U.S. State Department, in particular about incidents of violence and use of force by Blackwater employees in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012 (S.2139) was introduced in the U.S. Senate on February 29, 2012. The legislation is based on the findings and recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan. This memo about the Act was drafted to provide background information in advance of a review hearing on S.2139. As the memo addresses, if enacted, the legislation would implement comprehensive reforms by (1) increasing accountability for contingency contracting and (2) transforming the way the federal government awards, manages, and oversees contracts in contingencies.
This report was prepared by the Majority staff of the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Following an eight-month investigation, the report details the troubling circumstances surrounding the Department of Defenses massive fuel contracts at the Manas Transit Center in Kyrgyzstan. The DOD failed to properly oversee the political, diplomatic, and geopolitical collateral consequences of its contracting arrangements to support the war effort in Afghanistan, and in the process damaged U.S. relations with Kyrgyzstan.
This report was prepared by the Majority staff of the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. It is confined to the facts pertaining to the Host Nation Trucking contracts. After a six-month investigation, the report exposes the circumstances surrounding the Department of Defenses outsourcing of security on the supply chain in Afghanistan to questionable contractors and providers, including warlords.